The Surge is set some 60 to 70 years in the future, when the technology that humanity has come to depend upon has turned against it. The Surge takes place in a devastated world, where enhanced humans and inhuman creatures live among the ruins of a technologically gifted society.
Players will assume control of a survivor in that world, an ordinary man who wears a powerful, industrial-grade exoskeleton. It's not express built with military combat in mind, but that's where the game's crafting system and modular upgrades will come in. Those systems will tie into The Surge's combat, which will allow players to target specific limbs of tech-enhanced enemies, lop them off and harvest their technology.